A new month! A birthday month! How exciting is it? I am looking forward to this month mainly because of the time off I will have. Tomorrow is an Institute Day, Tuesday is a holiday for Election Day (first time ever), and the following Tuesday are parent/teacher conferences. I know two of those days are working days but at least I don’t have to prepare lessons or teach.
I finished October with my highest month this year. I had a feeling but wasn’t sure if it was going to happen. On Friday I talked to my coach about it and went for it. I also donated a little bit more than that to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation in honor of my sister and of course everyone that has been affected by breast cancer.
My two great runs were on Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday’s workout was 4×2:00 intervals at 10:00 pace with 90 seconds easy/recovery. Nailed it!
I was more nervous for Thursday’s workout because I had never done that one before. It was a progressive run of 3 miles (target paces were 12:15/11:30/10:45). I had never run 3 miles without stopping. Honestly, I did not think I could do it and was prepared to make a few stops along the way. I didn’t. Remember, I am not fast at all but seeing these numbers made me very happy. I was shocked too!
My coach has already uploaded my workouts for this week and yes I am excited about them. I will be doing some easy runs and the two workouts mentioned above but with some slight modifications (another interval and a half mile cool down).
Remember how last week I mentioned that I tried to sign up for Target’s Shipt program for $49? Well, after waiting and chatting with various people, I did manage to sign up. Right now I have the 4 week free trial and at the end of the 4 weeks I will be charged $99. I was told to contact Target at the end of the trial period and after agreeing to pay the $99 annual fee, I will be given a refund. Surely the easiest thing would have been to just let me sign up now for $49, but I am not going to make a big deal about it.
I am reading this book and am liking it. Has anyone else read it?
I remember as I child my mother would make an altar, but I didn’t really understand the reason. I confess that everything made sense after seeing the movie “Coco”. After my father died in 1991 and her parents in 1992, my mother would spend the Winter in Mexico. She would leave mid October and return in the Spring. She did not go to Mexico last year because she can’t travel alone after her stroke. This year she couldn’t go anyway. She made an altar at home and is happy about it. I am happy she is happy.
By the way, I have seen people post on Facebook “Feliz Día de los Muertos” (Happy Day of the Dead). Umm, not sure how I feel about that. I guess in English is does sound weird. Oh well, I should just ignore it, right? There are definitely bigger problems out there.
Another great week for running. Pleased with my runs and it makes me excited for when I can run a real race and see how I do.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.